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    High arches and indoor rowers

    Hi,
    I usually use orthotics, but the end result lifts the heel up. That throws the alignment of the body off when rowing. I have been using some Tevas with Ortholite soles. They work pretty well. But I could use more arch, and these things
    are already tight with paper thin socks.

    I could use some suggestions, or perhaps a forum for rowing like this one.
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    No,
    but I have considered weight lifting shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
    I rather like that idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohno Notyou View Post
    Maybe stilletos with fish net stockings acting as compression socks?
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    Wait, what part of the stroke are your heels lifting? They should be flat against the foot board during the recovery and they should lift at the catch and drive.

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    I only go a little past half catch. My knees are old and bunged up and don't like
    me going full catch. My heels stay on the board.
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    Not really understanding what the issue has to do w/ your orthotics-- your heels are coming away from them? Sounds like your soleus is tight. Try some stretching (squat down, keeping heels on the floor). Could try the Earth shoes thing too-- for walking, I mean.

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    I guess I don't understand your problem, but talking purely rowing your heels shouldnt be lifting if you're only going up to half slide.

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